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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A group of us stayed in Twizel on route doing the Alps to Ocean bike ride. All 12 of us ate dinner here and every plate was perfect, food well presented and perfect flavours. Service was just right, the correct amount of attention and relaxed...More

Thank Lyn A
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had coffee here when we arrived as a stopover on the A2O cycle trip. We ended up booking our group in for dinner and all enjoyed our meal. We were booked in for breakfast the next morning and that was very nice as well!

Thank ShortyHJ
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stayed for a drink late afternoon and was very impressed wit the service even though we were only there for a drink. Really nice outdoor area. Dinner menu looked really excellent. Would definitely recommend it

Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Had a delightful meal tonight never expected such a first class setting in this little town. Glad we did not have an entree as would not been able to do it justice. The sticky date pudding was heavenly.

Thank OmakaHeights
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The chef can cook but the service was lacking. We had an entree to share being the 'babaganoosh and bread' it was really tasty but it wasnt really bread. It was tortilla which i would never describe as bread. Felt a bit robbed by this...More

1  Thank Mr_23SB
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Was not expecting much in Twizel early on a Sunday morning but was blown away with Shawtys Cafe. Great service, coffee and the food was top notch. Especially the French toast! Toilets were clean as well. We will be back!

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The chicken curry and boa buns were absolutely delicious for lunch. The flavour in both dishes was perfect, my husband regretted not getting the main size (we were having an early light lunch). The coffee was perfect and the service cheerful and efficient.

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very welcoming cafe. Staff are friendly and efficient. Coffee and food were delicious - the muffins were a-m-a-z-i-n-g! We drove from Tekapo for our coffee at Shawty's!

Thank dawn266
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service. Clean toilet. Wish we had time to try other food that looked good. Waiting time was short

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I had the pork belly, it was very soft and beautifully presented. The soy cuppucino I had was extraordinary, not just to New Zealand, but in general. The service was unlike what you get in most places in New Zealand. The waitress would come to...More

Thank Rom123123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3155
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Since its beginnings in 2005, Shawtys has built up a strong reputation, synonymous for fine food and great espresso. A destination in the Mackenzie Country. Open 7 days from 8.30am till late over the summer months with reduced hours during the winter season. Shawtys has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and cabinet food available, and our chef's are committed to providing you with great qualiy food at an affordable price. With a comprehensive gourmet pizza menu and great range of gluten free and vegetarian options there is something to suit everyones taste.Step into warm surroundings and take in the "New York" inspired decor. Shawtys recently underwent an amazing facelift and would not be out of place in a bustling city scene. A new look has led to a renewed focus on excellent quality wines and an array of craft beers. Shawtys offers a dining experience of high standard in a relaxed setting, perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or larger gathering. We aim to leave a lasting impression on our customers with great service and we invite you to check us out.
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